Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art Presents To the Arts, Citizens

The Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art presents To the Arts, Citizens!’ focuses on some of the intersections between art and politics as manifested in our time by looking into issues such as activism, citizenship, memory, immigration, ideology, revolution, utopia, iconoclasm, democracy, catastrophe, crisis, sexuality, environment and globalization, among others.

The exhibition, open through 13 MAR 2011, brings together works produced by artists born after 1961, the year of the construction of the Berlin Wall, an object that materializes an ideological divide which marked the twentieth century, and whose shadow still impinges upon political and cultural thought at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Simultaneously, the Museum will also present the exhibition ‘On the margins of Art’ which gathers a selection of artworks by numerous artists and groups, and includes magazines, graphic works and other published materials that illuminate utopia and intervention upon reality through references to political contexts and themes.

‘To the Arts, Citizens!’ is part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Portuguese Republic, established in the sequence of the Revolution of 5 October 1910.

The exhibition will open on the 20th and 21th November 2010 and will run until 13 March 2010.

ROSSELLA BISCOTTI & KEVIN VAN BRAAK * BUREAU D’ÉTUDES * STEFAN BRÜGGEMANN * CAROLINA CAYCEDO * CHTO DELAT? * SAM DURANT * GARDAR EIDE EINARSSON * MATIAS FALDBAKKEN * CLAIRE FONTAINE * ZACHARY FORMWALT * ANDREA GEYER * SHILPA GUPTA * SHARON HAYES * GERT JAN KOCKEN * ASIER MENDIZABAL * CARLOS MOTTA * TOM NICHOLSON * AHMET ÖGÜT * NIKOLAY OLEYNIKOV * RIGO 23 * ANDRÉ ROMÃO * PEDRO G. ROMERO * AHLAM SHIBLI * MARIANA SILVA * ANTÓNIO DE SOUSA * JOÃO SOUSA CARDOSO * NICOLINE VAN HARSKAMP * VANGELIS VLAHOS * DANH VO * SIMON WACHSMUTH

Curators of the exhibition ‘To the Arts, Citizens!’: Óscar Faria and João Fernandes
Curator of the exhibition ‘On the Margins of Art’: Guy Schraenen
Production: Fundação de Serralves

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